“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Troup Hurt House

The Troup Hurt House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Felch Dumas, July 1, 2008
1. The Troup Hurt House Marker
This view is facing south towards Dekalb Ave (described on the marker as Decatur Rd)
Inscription. The Plantation house of Geo. M.T. Hurt, begun the Summer of 1862, never completed & never occupied as a residence, stood on the site of the stone church. It faced the Decatur Rd. July 18, 1864. A sector of the outer line of Atlanta's defense works was located just E. of the house, which was used as h'dq'rs by the 10th S. Carolina regt., (CS) of Manigault's brigade. July 22. The same troops, having withdrawn to the city the night before, returned late afternoon & attacked the Federal forces occupying the position, capturing & holding it until driven out. This is the moment shown in the Cyclorama of the Battle of Atlanta.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-97.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 45.563′ N, 84° 21.137′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Degress Avenue NE 0.1 miles north of Dekalb Avenue NE, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manigault's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Railroad Cut
The Troup Hurt House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Felch Dumas, July 1, 2008
2. The Troup Hurt House Marker
This view is facing North East and shows both the marker in the foreground and the stone former church, now a private residence, in the distance.
(about 400 feet away); The 15th Corps Sector (about 400 feet away); The DeGress Battery (about 400 feet away); Site: The Pope House (about 600 feet away); Federal Signal Station (about 800 feet away); Restoring the Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baker's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
Also see . . .  Atlanta Cyclorama. This circular painting is the centerpiece of the Atlanta Civil War Museum. (Submitted on July 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
The stone former Church Photo, Click for full size
By Felch Dumas, July 1, 2008
3. The stone former Church
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,652 times since then. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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